After a hard-fought comeback from Ben Husthwaite, USA’s Bobby Fowler secured victory in the six-man final of the World English Sporting Championship.
Bobby tied with George Digweed on 189ex-200 to qualify for the shoot-off in joint first place. They were joined by reigning champ Anthony Matarese, current FITASC world title holder Derrick Mein, former FITASC world champion Gebben Miles and Bill McGuire.
Ben started the competition with 89, but hit the top score of 96 on the second day and carried this momentum through to the final where he hit 22, the highest score of the shoot-off, for a total of 207.
George struggled in the final, hitting just 16 to slip back to fourth place after all was said and done, but Bobby shot a strong 21 to maintain enough distance between he and the rest of the field to conclude the event on 210.
This marks the second consecutive year that an American won the event, and also the second time in the event’s history that the competition has been won by a non Brit.
Desirae Edmunds won the Ladies event convincingly with 181, while Hunter Dreher topped the Juniors. Dan Carlisle shot 176 to beat his closest Veterans rival by three clays, and the top Super Veteran was Gary Walstrom.